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NORDSTROM SUPPER SUITE POP-UP RETURNS AS CELEBRITY STUDDED DESTINATION AT TORONTO’S FILM FESTIVAL

Updated: Jan 21



3-day Lineup Announced by Producer A-List Communications September 6 - 8, 2019


TORONTO, CANADA (August 29, 2019) - Hollywood event agency A-List Communications will bring its exclusive Supper Suite to Toronto, in partnership with leading fashion retailer Nordstrom Canada as the title sponsor. The Nordstrom Supper Suite VIP pop-up will take over new Toronto hot-spot MARBL Restaurant (455 King St. West), September 6 - 8 during the opening weekend of the 2019 film festival. The Toronto-based production partner is

The Substance Group.


As the premiere red-carpet hospitality destination that celebrates top films and Hollywood A-listers, the Nordstrom Supper Suite will host a wide variety of exclusive events and engaging experiences. These will include a combination of Ciroc Vodka cocktail parties, dinners, industry-networking events, press junkets and a media studio, central to festival headquarters and Roy Thomson Hall. This year’s lineup includes:


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019

Premiere party for THE OTHER LAMB, starring Raffey Cassidy (Tomorrowland), Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones) and Denise Gough (The Kid Who Would Be King)

Red carpet premiere party for official gala festival selection, BLACKBIRD, starring Kate Winslet, (Titantic), Susan Sarandon (Thelma and Louise), Sam Neill (Thor: Ragnarok), and Rainn Wilson (The Office). Directed by Roger Michell.


Red carpet party for the world premiere of THE REST OF US, starring Heather Graham (Boogie Nights), Sophie Nélisse (Mean Dreams), Jodi Balfour (The Crown) and Abigail Pniowsky (He’s Out There). Directed by Aisling Chin-Yee.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019

• The Creative Coalition’s Annual Spotlight Initiative Awards Dinner Gala. Confirmed talent include Nicolas Cage (Colour Out of Space), Imogen Poots (Castle in the Ground), Alex Wolff (Castle in the Ground), Chloe Bennet (Abominable), Keke Palmer (Hustlers). Special presenters to be announced.


Red carpet premiere party for the world premiere official festival selection SYNCHRONIC, starring Jamie Dornan (50 Shades of Gray) and Anthony Mackie (Captain America: Civil War) and Katie Aselton (Legion) Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.


In addition to the pre and post premiere events, the Nordstrom Supper Suite will host the Collider Media Studio during the daytime. Here, top filmmakers and actors will stop in during their press circuits to conduct interviews for exclusive content on the popular entertainment site, Collider, which garners over 11 million visitors and 50 million page views monthly. Some of the expected talent include Kristen Stewart, Edward Norton, Riz Ahmed, Neve Campbell, Chloe Bennet, Sarah Paulson, Ellen Page, Bryce Dallas Howard, Dakota Fanning and Noah Baumbach.


“The film festival is one of the most renowned of its kind globally. We’re excited to be returning as a partner with the Supper Suite to celebrate the top cinematic talent and films this year in Toronto,” says Michelle Haggard, senior vice president, regional manager for Nordstrom Canada.

In addition to the title sponsorship, the Nordstrom Supper Suite will offer services to make it easy for TIFF attendees including:


24-Hour Express Services. Lost luggage left you with a fashion emergency? Call or text Nordstrom Eaton Centre at 416-550-3851.


Free Personal Stylists. Nordstrom can help with your accessories, shoes or a head-to-toe look for your upcoming events. Call to book an appointment.


Free Delivery Within Downtown Toronto. We’ll deliver your purchase anywhere downtown within two hours for free (from our Eaton Centre store).


Free Beauty Stylists. Getting ready for your next party? Book an appointment for a free makeup application from one of our experts.


Nordstrom to You. We’ll bring our styling and tailoring experts to your hotel, home or office to personally help you with all your style needs. Try in-home styling and alterations for $50 (will be credited towards your purchase)


Visit www.nordstrom.ca for store contact information to learn more.


New sponsor partner Marriott Bonvoy joins the Nordstrom Supper Suite this year. Marriott International’s new travel rewards program is built on the belief that travel enriches its members and the world around them with unique experiences. They will highlight notable luxury brands throughout the weekend’s events, including The St. Regis Toronto and The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. Marriott Bonvoy will be featuring special touch moments from The St. Regis Toronto, including a 13-layer chocolate King’s Cake from the hotel’s 31st floor restaurant, LOUIX LOUIS, as well as showcasing the brand’s iconic champagne sabering ritual to kick off each red carpet.

Diageo Canada returns as the official spirit sponsor and will be showcasing cocktails featuring brands from their luxury portfolio, including Ciroc Vodka, Tanqueray™ No. TEN Gin, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Bulleit Bourbon and Don Julio Tequila.


The Nordstrom Supper Suite will heighten attendee’s senses with every aspect of the concept; from the inspired menu selections, to cocktails and musical programming. MARBL’s Executive Chef Ryan Morrison will indulge guests in a beautifully crafted modern American menu in the restaurant’s uniquely designed space.


“We’re honored to continue to offer our Supper Suite program as a premiere destination hub and to support the creative community working hard to promote their films at the festival. The program’s success is based in large part of the generosity of our title sponsor, Nordstrom,” says A-List Communications’ executive vice president, David Manning.

Join the conversation on social during this year’s events: Follow @nordstromcanada on Instagram and official hashtags #NordstromTO and #NordstromSupperSuite.


*** This is an invitation for coverage, not to attend event***



About Nordstrom

Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 380 stores in 40 states, including 118 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 248 Nordstrom Rack stores; three Jeffrey boutiques; two clearance stores; six Trunk Club clubhouses; and three Nordstrom Local service concepts. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com, HauteLook and TrunkClub.com. Nordstrom, Inc.'s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.


About Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy is the company’s new travel program built on the belief that travel enriches its members and the world around them. Launching in February 2019, Marriott Bonvoy replaces Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). Comprised of a portfolio of extraordinary brands where you can earn and redeem, as well as offering approximately 120,000 destination tours and adventures on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, the travel program enables members to explore the world in pursuit of their passions. Under Marriott Bonvoy’s five Elite tiers, status is more achievable than ever. With a single currency, earning and redeeming points is faster and simpler, and members can accelerate the points they earn with co-branded credit cards from Chase and American Express. When members book direct on Marriott.com they receive all the perks that come with Elite status, including, free and enhanced Wi-Fi and exclusive member-only rates, and on the Marriott app they enjoy mobile check-in and checkout, Mobile Requests and, wherever available, Mobile Key. In addition to featuring a powerful travel program, Marriott.com also offers 30 extraordinary brands to book, endless experiences and the best available rates. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy visit MeetMarriottBonvoy.marriott.com. To download the Marriott app, go here. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


About CÎROC VODKA CÎROC is a truly modern vodka, filled with flavour and style that brings celebration to every cocktail and occasion. Laid back, or up-tempo CÎROC is at the heart of fashion, music and party celebrations with its confidant approach to living in the now. Unlike typical grain-based vodkas, CÎROC is distilled five times from fine French grapes by Master Distiller Jean-Sébastien Robicquet at the historic Distillerie de Chevanceaux in the South of France. Robicquet’s commitment to quality and luxury ingredients creates a distinctly fruity taste that bursts to life in the glass. CÎROC vodka was launched in 2003 and the portfolio now boasts the latest innovations in flavoured vodka including CÎROC Peach and CÎROC Apple, all part of the wider seasonal flavour range. Lusciously smooth, playfully sophisticated and cheekily against the grain, CÎROC is committed to exquisite taste, quality and a fun-loving lifestyle which is reflected in every bottle.


About A-List Communications

A-List Communications (www.a-listcommunications.com) is a full-service special events & communications agency based in Los Angeles and owned by Largardere Labs, Inc. With over 10 years of global agency experience, A-List Communications specializes in connecting corporate brands with results-driven communication strategies, and globally recognized celebrities that elevate their clients to the A-List. Core to A-List Communications’ success is delivering “Brand Integration” services across a portfolio of proprietary branded entertainment programs including “Fashion Week STYLE360,” “Supper Suite” and “The Arts & Cinema Centre.” Follow @alistcom and @suppersuite for more information and check #NordstromSupperSuite for daily updates.


About The Substance Group

Established in 2003, the Substance Group is one of Canada’s premiere marketing agencies. Catering to an elite clientele that includes the NBA, MLSE, Sony Mobile and E&J Gallo, The Substance Group has a reputation of coming up with innovative strategies that make our clients stand out in a saturated marketplace. The Substance Group is comprised of solution seekers, looking for innovative, effective, and engaging ways to solve whatever problems the client brings to them, no matter the size. Our staff’s combined 20+ years of experience and extensive network allows the Substance Group the freedom and flexibility to do things differently, without having to sacrifice creativity or authenticity, two things they truly value.



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